FLARE Five: Thursday May 29, 2014

A daily round-up of the news, views and trends we’re talking about today

 Inside Amy Schumer

Sex Comedian and current girl-crush Amy Schumer, star of The Comedy Network’s Inside Amy Schumer, shares a few sex gems over at GQ. Our favourite snippet from 10 Things Not to Say to a Girl After Sex? “I don’t want to rush you out, but I called you a cab before we started, and it’s here.” (Close second: “Now we both have it!”)

Pop Culture Kate Middleton should wear a weighted hem—that’s what royal watchers are proclaiming after a German tabloid published photos of the Duchess of Cambridge’s bare backside. It seems that’s what HRM the Queen does to avoid similar upskirt situations.

Beauty Blow-outs by Gwyneth? Not exactly, but the actress is getting into the salon business—she’s teamed up with Blo Blow Dry Bar, which has Canadian locations in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. Paltrow will reportedly act as a creative consultant of sorts (no word on what that entails). She isn’t the only big wheel be signed by Blo; celeb hairstylist David Babaii, dubbed the King of Curls by Vogue, will also provide creative input.

Fashion What do Diane Von Furstenberg, Miuccia Prada, Tory Burch and Spanx founder Sara Blakely all have in common? Serious sway in the fashion industry. The style-setting quartet made Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women List.

Health Hating isn’t just bad for your emotional mojo; it’s bad for your brain. A new study has found that people who possess a significant degree of cynicism about humankind—i.e., believing everyone in the world is a self-interested shark—tripled their risk of dementia.

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